About

b. 1986, HK.

 

Galleries :

Contemporary Applied Arts, London

The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh 

Gallery Nine, Bath

Rye Art Gallery, Rye

MIMA, Middlesborough 

Bluecoat, Liverpool

The Art Shop, Abergavenny

Royal Academy shop, London


+ more

 

 

 118 Forest Road, London E8 3BH    

T. +44(0)20 7683 0931

E. marlenemckibbin@blueyonder.co.uk  

www.marlenemckibbin.co.uk

Born: 13.9.53 Newry, Co.Down, N. Ireland.

Ulster College of Art 1972 - 1975     BA (First Class Hons.)

Royal College of Art 1975 - 1978     MDes RCA

I have been making jewellery for over three decades, using many different materials. My main body of work has been in acrylic, and in the last fifteen years  stainless steel and gold..

I like simple structures which reflect the tactile qualities of my material.

Exhibitions

From 1976 to 1999 numerous exhibitions around the world: Japan, Australia, USA, Germany and Belgium

Chic Choc Gallery - Berlin, Germany - 2000

Jewellery by the Top Ten – Contemporary Applied Arts, London - 2001              

Britische Gestalter – Hilda Leiss Gallery Hamburg, Germany - 2001  

Transit Design – Contemporary British Crafts, Rome - 2001 

Triennale Européenne du Bijou Contemporain – Seneffe, Belgium - 2002

Installation – Contemporary Applied Arts, London - 2005

Ring Tone – Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh - 2005

Monatsringe und Tagesformen – Kunst + Handwerk, Munich - 2006                                     

Collect – V&A London - 2006

Garment Sculptures – collaboration with Margaret O’Rorke, CAA London - 2007

Showcase – New Work, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh - 2007

Fiskars Forum – Finland - 2008

8 Contemporary British Jewellers – Gallery Si, Kobe, Japan - 2008

50 @ BDG – Bluecoat, Liverpool - 2008

Focus showcase – CAA, London - 2010

The Bowie Gallery – Guardian Hay Festival, Hereford - 2010

In The Window – Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool - 2010

Diving for pearls – Scottish Gallery Edinburgh - 2012

Designed Collection for reopening of National Glass Centre – Sunderland - 2013

Showcase – New Work Scottish Gallery Edinburgh - 2014

30 Years in the Making- Lesley Craze Gallery London - 2014

RACollection – Collaboration with Mali Morris RALondon - 2015

 

Collections

Castle Howard - 1978

Victoria & Albert Museum, London - 1983

Aberdeen Art Gallery - 1990

National Museum of Scotland - 1990

New Jewellery in Britain - British Council Collection - 1992

MIMA Cleveland - Contemporary Collection - 2002

Koch Ring Collection, Germany - 2006

 

Publications

Classic Plastics - Sylvia Katz - 1984

Month Rings - Barbara Schmidt, Berlin - 2003

New Directions in Jewellery - 2005

 

Commission

St George’s Hospital Wall piece – ‘Heartfelt’ - 2007